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Tupelo Honey - Raleigh

4.3
586 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains we call home. We craft brunches, lunches and suppers that bring family and friends around the table and allow for conversations and cocktails to linger longer than usual. Always scratch-made, always responsibly-soured, and always Southern.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, American
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Hours of operation
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 9:00pm, Friday: 10:30am - 10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 9:00pm
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(919) 723-9353
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Discover, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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There are two lots available on Stafford Road behind the restaurant. Free valet is available Friday night through Sunday brunch.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Their kids menu

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Our server was so friendly and had great recommendations. Tupelo Honey always has a great cocktail menu - try the lavender honeysuckle martini!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

It was a great place for us for Father's Day and we will be going back when we have guests in town.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Having enjoyed a meal at their sister location in Asheville, I made reservations for Father's Day Brunch at Tupelo Honey Cafe's Raleigh location. This is a fun, energetic setting and the menu is replete with authentic southern classics with a twist. Portions are generous and flavorful and the service is friendly and prompt. The food is delicious. I ordered the Old Skool Breakfast Bowl, my husband had the Southwestern Omelette, and my son had the Pecan Pie French Toast. I managed to get pictures of two, but my son had already dug into his french toast. I recommend reservations as it's bustling with activity. Tupelo Honey Cafe is a definite winner if you're looking for a classic southern meal with a modern element at a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

I went to Tupelo Honey when I was in town for Father’s Day. We managed to get a reservation but we showed up 15 minutes early and they sat us immediately. They have great southern chic food, I don’t eat meat but my dad does and he loved it. I also enjoyed my huevos rancheros! But you have to go to try their biscuits you get before your meal served with honey and jam. I am not even exaggerating when I say they were the best biscuits I’ve ever had (don’t tell my grandmother). The honey was freaking awesome. Seriously would go back to Raleigh just to eat there!

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Food was just average so prices were a little high. The sanitation score was 93.5, which is pretty low, especially for a restaurant in such a nice area. Service was probably the best part of the restaurant.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great meal, exceptional service, outside dining and free valet. What else could you ask for.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Good variety of delicious out of the ordinary foods. Our waitress Phoebe was exceptional. We will definitely be back for another special meal.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food was outstanding, but the portion sizes compared to the pictures on the restaurant's are much smaller. Again, wonderful food, but not the portions I was expecting.

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We have been to this restaurant several times and the service is always GREAT! The menu is rather interesting as it seems to be an attempt to combine haute cuisine/Southern/unusual recipes and in effect, misses the mark. The food is adequate, but not plentiful for the price. They combine something "expensive" with something very inexpensive and sell it for an expensive price. For example, a couple of small carrots, some couscous, and a 5-6 oz slice of salmon. $25. The taste was "OK" - definitely not in the same ballpark as Bonefish or McCormick and Schmick - nowhere near it. The cocktails were really good! They were very expensive - one was $13, most others $10-12. Even with the "happy hour" price reduction, it is still a little pricey. The biscuits are amazing and the cracklin' potatoes are as well, but you have to specifically request the potatoes - they are not on the menu. I have no idea WHY they are not on the menu. ?? Overall, this is a good place to eat, but I would not completely and wholeheartedly recommend it.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Really nicely done. Great service, plenty of food options, nice atmosphere. Not terribly pricey but not inexpensive. Well worth a try, you won't be sorry.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a great meal and outstanding service.. it is a must do..

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Our food was fine and the server was so nice, but the service was very slow considering the number of diners who were there. It took 30 minutes to get our check—so long she brought us fresh drinks while we waited.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

In an almost empty restaurant we were seated next to a very loud table which made our conversation difficult. Food that was good: beet salad, catfish, fried green tomatoes. Food that was average: avocado toast points (small portion as well), corn chowder, tomato soup. Food that was not edible: overfried chicken Cobb salad, drippy shahshuka. Overall, an underwhelming experience compared to Asheville’s Tupelo Honey.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Met a friend here for lunch whom I had not seen in 4 years. We spent a wonderful 3.5 hours catching up over appetizers and a bottle of wine. Emily, our server, was amazing. Fried green tomatoes and avocado toast were excellent. We WILL be back.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Great food. Above average drinks but a little pricey.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I was really disappointed in the food. We ordered fried okra as an appetizer, and it had ZERO seasoning. My wife ordered the chicken sandwich with fries, which she described as, "just ok". I order the pimento cheese and fried pickle burger. The burger patty tasted like it had been frozen and had no seasoning on it at all and the pimento cheese and fried pickles provided no flavor. The fries were underwhelming, and again had no seasoning. Even the ranch dressing, something extremely difficult to mess up, had little flavor and tasted watered down. I ordered a whiskey sour which was made perfectly. Our waiter was wonderful, and it was nice that they offered free valet service.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

I usually love Tupelo Honey, but this last visit was only ok for me. The waiter suggested the sweet tea chicken, so I ordered that and my friend got the fried chicken- supposedly two of their most popular dishes. The sweet tea chicken was too salty and not that flavorful and the fried chicken breading was soggy. I was very unimpressed, unfortunately. Also, the Moscow mull my friend ordered had little to no alcohol in it and was too sweet. The price of our meal was way too high for the value. It seems like Tupelo Honey is losing its mojo.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The cauliflower steak and mashed parsnips was wonderful but the side of red chars and mushrooms tasted off - slightly fishy

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Service was outstanding. Food was good but. It great as it was when the store opened. Fried chicken on the chicken BLT was small, dry and over cooked. The nachos were small for a $10 cost. The veggie burger was tasty and well portioned. Overall a nice family meal for our daughter’s graduation celebration but food was not up to standards. Unlike the service - the 2 young ladies were attentive and friendly!

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Great Southern comfort food with some nice fusion Southern/elsewhere dishes. The staff was very attentive, and very polite; great dining experience.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Our second visit to this restaurant in Raleigh after multiple visits to the two in Asheville, NC. The blackened catfish was nicely done, but the collards side was way too salty, among the worst I've ever had in the South. The steak salad was good. The mini-mason portion for the lemon custard was excellent and a great way to wrap up a good meal. The server was friendly and helpful.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Worst experience I’ve ever had in my life. Took over an hour to get our food and when we did it was still wrong.

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1.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Worst dining experience that I've ever had. Waited 50 minutes for biscuits. Couldn't customize the sandwich offered on Restaurant Week manu. I only wanted tge cheese left off, but couldn't for speed of service. Food finally came after being there 1 hour and 10 minutes. Actual food was over seasoned and corn chowder had no corn????

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3.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Our server was not very attentive and the goat cheese salad came with no Cheese. So when our food was half gone and we realized it, we asked for some and they brought a very small container for each of us. We were there for two hours in for the last hour they never brought us any more water or offer any more drinks etc. I made my reservation online and put that we are celebrating two graduations and yet nobody said anything about it at all.

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Great southern food, good service. Happy hour prices on wine are misleading.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The chef came by and we thanked him for participating in Restaurant Week. The selections were some of the best we had seen. Very tasty lunch!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

We dine here frequently but tonight we took my grandpa from out of town here. It delivered, as always. Great service, AWESOME staff, & delicious food...wish I had taken pictures but I get old man eye rolls about that 🙄

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Tupelo Honey is an amazing, must try spot. The rude hostess and somewhat offsetting waiter we had was well worth having to deal with to experience what this restaurant had to offer. I would definitely recommend it for someone who loves to try new things.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Great food, outstanding, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Food and drinks were delicious as always. Adama was wonderful. We went with the mega-mosa at her suggestion and we’re glad we did. She also told us to try the little mason jar desserts. You should too, you won’t regret it.

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

I took my girlfriend here for a special girls’ brunch. She was visiting me from across the country and we hadn’t seen each other in 20 years. I chose Tupelo Honey because I’d heard about great food and atmosphere. Our brunch was delicious, our drinks were tasty and creative, and our server was outstanding. The only negative, unfortunately, was the oppressive heat and sun on the patio. Please, please get coverage for patio seating. The sun baking off the bricks makes you feel like you’re a pizza in an oven.

It was lovely, nonetheless. I will be back, for sure!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We had a wonderful time, the specialty beer is worth a try. I’m not much of a beer drinker but the Tupelo Honey Son of a Peach was light and refreshing. The Brussels sprouts appetizer was indescribably good, and the biscuits with jam are to die for. Our waiter was friendly, helpful and attentive and the hostesses were accommodating as well. We had a reservation for 4 people but ended up having 6 and thankfully the hostess made arrangements for our larger group. Between my husband and I we spent $65 before tip so be prepared to pay for quality. We will absolutely dine here again.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We went to Tupelo Honey for a friend's bachlorette party and the staff were so nice even when we were late for our reservation. The food and drinks were amazing, great atmosphere, and super friendly staff. It was a great start to our night out on the town!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Overall it was a great experience but I believe the quality of food and the price that it cost did not equate to one another.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Excellent service. Our server was super attentive and had good recommendations on food selection as well as beers. We came to the same place to eat a few months ago and the service was very poor and food was not that good. This time around they hit a home run in both food and service. We had the fried chicken which was really good and some of the group had the pork chop which they loved.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

I always enjoy Tupelo Honey Cafe in Raleigh. It’s consistently good and the service is great.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Delicious brunch but service was slow. We thought our waitress had forgotten us a couple of times.

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1.0Dined on May 28, 2018

I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was over-priced which made the poor service even more annoying than it otherwise would have been. Neither the quality of the food nor the service justified having to pay $20 for lunch.

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2.0Dined on May 27, 2018

This was my second experience dining here. Both times the service was so slow we were there for 3 hours or more to complete the meal. The food is bland..needs more salt. Although the drinks ..when they finally arrived were very good. Not sure if I would return.

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